November 3, 2011
The menswear phenomenon has been going strong for quite some time, so shorts suits have been on the periphery of our trend radar (see Diane Kruger in Jason Wu Resort). But designers really pushed the two-piecers into the spotlight on the Spring runways. While Carven’s Guillaume Henry and Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez cut upper-thigh-grazing versions that are decidedly NSFW, there were others, like Prabal Gurung and Trussardi’s Umit Benan, who showed more forgiving inseams. “I think a high-waisted, thigh-baring short is incredibly chic if you have the legs to rock it,” A.L.C. designer Andrea Lieberman told Style.com. “But I’m also a huge fan of the knee-length city short and blazer—it’s all about confidence.” Amanda Seyfried had confidence to spare in her turquoise shorts suit from H&M at the London premiere of In Time—what a refreshing, rebellious change-up from an overworked gown. Our consensus: If you’ve got great legs, flaunt ‘em.
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